Huish Tigers FC
The newly formed Huish Tigers Under 7’s Football Club played their first ever match on Saturday 23rd September against Falcon Golden Goal Academy in Bridgwater. Nine 6 year olds played in two games against their opponents, keenly supported by their coach and an enthusiastic group of parents.
Huish have recently formed the Tigers Football Club to give young children access to football in a fun and engaging environment. Many football clubs have waiting lists for young children and Huish want to offer those who are not currently in a club the opportunity to play. Matt Nolan, Sports Development Manager said, “We have a fantastic campus for the players, coaches and parents to utilise and feel that this is a great opportunity to involve the community in Richard Huish College. We have started with an U7 team but the plan is grow to an U7 and U8’s team next year and continue to add teams thereafter.”
The team currently train and play on a Saturday morning, using the grass pitch when the weather is good or the new state of the art sports hall if the weather is less desirable. The team are competing in the Taunton District Youth League and already have an established committee of volunteers to oversee the club and implement the vision and values of youth football.
Coach Gavin Step commented “The children had a wonderful time in their first game, trying their best to compete and showing all the skills they have been working on. The games were incredibly exciting and we’re all really looking forward to our first ever home game next week”.
The Tigers next match will be at home to Galmington Dragons on Saturday 7th October, 10am kick off, all spectators welcome.